HC Deb 28 March 1969 vol 780 c381W
Mr. Prior

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether during his inquiry into the wrecking of the vessel "Irene" and the loss of the Longhope lifeboat, he will take account of the position of the ship as radioed by the master of the vessel on 17th March compared with the position at which the vessel was later found; and if he will give an assurance that the master and crew will be examined before they are allowed to leave the country.

Mr. William Rodgers

The Board of Trade preliminary inquiry will cover all the relevant factors affecting the casualty to the "Irene".